Sognsveien 68 (kart)
Professor William A. Callahan, London School of Economics and Political Science.
Lunch seminar with Stener Ekern, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo.
PhD candidate Salvarpatti Manuvelraj Ponnudurai will in this presentation explore the nitty gritty of alteration, misappropriation and distorted history, when he examines four local temples in Tamil Speaking South India where Buddha images are worshipped as local ‘Hindu’ deities. Open for all.
With Paul Rollier, Assistant Professor in South Asian Studies, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Lunch seminar on natural and anthropogenic influence on extreme events – the case of water crisis in São Paulo, Brazil; with Gleby Almeida.
Seminar on the upcoming elections in Argentina.
Omoiyari er et japansk konsept som direkte kan oversettes til å bety "medfølelse", men som på et dypere plan betyr å verdsette forskjellene mellom mennesker, å forstå andres ståsted, og å minimere misnøye ved å kunne forutsi andres ønsker. I dette seminaret vil Alma Karabeg presentere hva Omoiyari er, historikken bak konseptet, og hvordan det praktiseres i dagens Japan. I tillegg vil hun også drøfte internasjonaliseringstiltak, og Omoiyari i det norske samfunnet i en mellomkulturell kontekst.
Michael Gillan, The University of Western Australia, Australia and Htwe Htwe Thein, Curtin University, Australia.
Lunch seminar with Joy Olson, Executive Director of the advocacy organisation Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA).
Indologisk studentforening, FIAN, Oslo Dokumentarkino og Asianettverket inviterer til debatt om utviklingsmessige utfordringer på landsbygda i India, og visning av filmen "Walls and the Tiger."
(The debate and film will be in English.)
Seminar on elections, popular mobilization and the future of democracy in Guatemala.
With Srila Roy and Alf Gunvald Nilsen
Srila Roy and Alf G. Nilsen’s new edited volume “New Subaltern Politics” presents a critical dialogue between the conceptual and analytical legacies of Subaltern Studies and the evolving forms of hegemony and resistance in contemporary India. From the struggles of the urban poor in Gujarat to the activism of sexual subalterns in eastern India and the mobilization of artisanal fishing communities in Tamil Nadu, the essays cover a diverse range of ongoing struggles against dispossession, disenfranchisement, and stigma that are unfolding in neoliberal India.
With Prof. Michele Ford
During the Suharto era, the official trade union was strictly prohibited from engaging with political parties and all but one of the ‘alternative’ unions publically rejected political unionism, preferring instead to seek recognition as a socio-economic force. Today, trade unions’ efforts to engage in electoral politics are tremendously significant for Indonesia’s emerging democracy.
Open seminar with Marcia Caetano Langfeldt, researcher at CREPAL, Université Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle.
In this talk, Deep K. Datta-Ray engages India’s nuclear diplomacy in the terms of its makers and their analytical categories to offer rare insights into the little known world of the key decision makers themselves. Datta-Ray is the only person so far to have embedded in India’s Ministry of External Affairs, and he draws on this unique research to challenge prevailing assumptions about how India’s nuclear diplomacy works.
Harald Bøckman, who served as coordinator of the Network for Asia Studies from 1996 to his retirement in 2015, has been academically anchored in Sinology. Youthful irresponsibility misled him into Chinese studies in 1966, the year Chinese language was established as an academic discipline in Norway. At the time, studying Chinese was widely regarded as politically suspect by many, and as an entrance to various forms of utopia by others. In fact, it was hard work.
Lecture by Professor Larry Diamond, Stanford University
How have 12 months with a Narendra Modi-led BJP government changed India? Oslo’s leading India scholars offer their analysis of the impact of the BJP’s landslide victory at the general elections in May last year on India’s politics, economy and society.
Lunch seminar with Silvia Hirsch, Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Buenos Aires.
Mange mener det finnes to mestere innen moderne kinesisk tegnekunst: Feng Zikai og Liao Bingxiong. Der Feng holdt seg til de nære temaene, og tegnet motiver fra hverdagslivet, var Liao «det ville dyret» som illustrerte korrupsjon, maktmisbruk og forfall i samfunnet.
China's open-up reforms which begun in 1978 not only led to a relaxation of state control over the economy, also allowed the re-emergence of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). Since then the number of registered social organisations has increased from only 100 to 547,000. Who are these CSOs operating in China? What is their reason of existence and how can they work with, or around, the state?
Tre bloggere er drept i Bangladesh det siste året. De representerte sekulære meninger og var kraftige stemmer mot fundamentalisme og bruk av religion for å undertrykke progressive stemmer, fritenkere, kvinner og ikke-muslimer. De tre ble drept med kniv og øks, av fundamentalister.
China Autonomy Programme ved Senter for menneskerettigheter (SFM) og Asianettverket inviterer til seminar med tibetologen Robert Barnett fra Columbia University.
Lunch seminar with Dr. Leopoldo González Aguayo, School of Political and Social Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Language: Spanish